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Two-Face is at the heart of this 2-parter, by Greg Rucka, Damion Scott and John Floyd.  Detective 739 (Dec. 99) rounds out the publishing year as No Man’s Land nears its finale.

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This issue consists almost entirely of the trial that Two-Face puts Jim Gordon on. He accuses Jim of making a deal with Two-Face, and then reneging on it when Two-Face called on him for help.  Speaking of Two-Face throughout as if he were a different person, Harvey Dent goes on to show that, due to Gordon’s actions, Renee Montoya and her family were held captive for 5 months. Renee herself is forced to testify.

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It’s an insane, but masterful prosecution, and Gordon looks despondent.

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Renee then forces Harvey to act as Gordon’s defense. Part of the deal he made with Renee to get her to be part of the trial was to promise to turn himself in if Gordon was acquitted, so Harvey is fighting for his life, against himself.

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His inner sense of justice prevails, and Two-Face declares Jim Gordon innocent, and allows Renee to take him to jail.

Nevertheless, the bond created between these two would play out big time in this book, over the next couple of years.

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